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Bench clears the way for equal remuneration case

A Fair Work Commission full bench has set down principles to guide the equal pay case for child care workers and early childhood teachers, before it hears the merits of the matter next year.


Australia Post vicariously liable after failing to uphold its "exemplary" standards

A court has found Australia Post vicariously responsible for the actions of a supervisor because it failed to enforce its "exemplary" anti-discrimination policies after complaints that he racially abused a delivery driver, calling him a "f---ing black bastard" and telling him to go back to where he came from.



Unfair dismissal round-up: Morning sickness justifies extending time; and more

Morning sickness justifies extending time; Legal representation granted in drug test dismissal case; Constructive dismissal by phone justified after vehicle log book failure; Refusal to accept a large settlement not unreasonable, says FWC; and "Informal chat" insufficient consultation for horse trainer redundancy.


Employer ordered to reinstate worker after adverse action

A union delegate will be reinstated after the Federal Court ruled that his employer engaged in adverse action when it targeted him for retrenchment and failed to genuinely consult with the union and employees or adhere to the agreement's redundancy provisions.


Lecturer fails to add four academics to discrimination claim

A legally-qualified former lecturer who claims she was psychologically-injured by alleged sex and pregnancy discrimination at a sandstone university has failed in a bid to join four academics as respondents to her case.